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Summary

This travel guide offers a meticulously planned day in Melbourne, tailored for those who cherish good coffee, adore cats, and savor fine food. From the cozy corners of Seven Seeds Specialty Coffee to the playful ambiance of Cat Café Melbourne, the historic allure of Queen Victoria Market, the culinary delights of HuTong Dumpling Bar, and the scenic coastal walk from Brighton Beach to St Kilda, this itinerary promises a day filled with unique experiences and the essence of Melbourne's vibrant culture.

🌆 Day 1: Exploring Melbourne

A perfect day in Melbourne for cat lovers and food enthusiasts, starting with a world-class coffee, visiting a unique Cat Café, exploring the historic Queen Victoria Market, indulging in Chinatown's culinary delights, and ending with a scenic coastal walk from Brighton Beach to St Kilda.

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🍽️ Seven Seeds Specialty Coffee

A highly-rated café known for its excellent coffee and industrial but homey space. The velvety smooth and delicious flat white is a must-try.

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Ideal for starting your day with a perfected flat white and enjoying the friendly service.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +61 3 9347 8664
🌐   Website: http://sevenseeds.com.au/
🕒   Hours: See hours
⏳   Typical duration: 25 min to 1 hr
📍   Address: 114 Berkeley St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia
🔗   Profiles: Instagram LinkedIn Facebook X (Twitter)

🐱 Cat Café Melbourne

A unique café housing eleven cats, offering a cozy environment for cat lovers. The cats lounge around on elaborate cat castles, creating a heavenly experience for feline enthusiasts.

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Tips

Booking a one-hour reservation is required; includes a drink. It's worth the visit for cat lovers who enjoy a serene and playful environment.

🛍️ Queen Victoria Market

A historic market offering fresh produce, gourmet foods, and a massive range of delicious cheeses. The beautiful Art Deco Deli Hall is a cheese lover's paradise, and the American Doughnut Kitchen offers some of the best donuts.

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Tips

Don't miss the opportunity to explore the food sections of the market, where fresh fruit is abundant and the cheese selection is delightful.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +61 3 9320 5822
🌐   Website: http://www.qvm.com.au/
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
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🥟 HuTong Dumpling Bar

Famous for its delicious dumplings, especially the Xiao Long Bao and dumplings in chili sauce. The restaurant provides a captivating view of the dumpling-making process from scratch.

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Tips

Highly recommended for lunch; it's popular, so arriving early is advised to secure a table by the glass window into the kitchen.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +61 3 9886 6999
🌐   Website: http://hutong.com.au/
🕒   Hours: See hours
⏳   Typical duration: 1-2 hours
📍   Address: 14-16 Market Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

🏖️ Brighton Beach to St Kilda Coastal Walk

A scenic 7.5km seaside pathway linking Brighton Beach with St Kilda. The walk offers a revitalizing experience, with the colorful Brighton Beach bathing sheds adding a touch of vibrancy to the journey.

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Enjoy the picturesque walk and consider an e-bike for longer explorations along the coast.

🌴 St Kilda

A vibrant suburb known for its beach, alternative fashion shops, and diverse cuisine. The streets are lined with shops offering unique fashion and jewelry, and the dining options cater to various international cuisines.

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Tips

Finish your day with drinks at Republica and dinner at one of the many restaurants, and if time permits, witness the adorable little penguins under the St Kilda pier at dusk.